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Biography for Matt Daneman

Matt Daneman, Senior Editor, covers pay TV, cable broadband, satellite, and video issues and the Federal Communications Commission for Communications Daily. He joined Warren Communications in 2015 after more than 15 years at the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, where he covered business among other issues. He also was a correspondent for USA Today. You can follow Daneman on Twitter: @mdaneman

Recent Articles by Matt Daneman

TMT Companies Increasingly Facing Recession Questions From Wall Street

Citing an increasingly shaky global economy, telecom, media and tech companies are starting to warn of softening ad markets, hiring slowdowns and reduced output. Questions about the economy are increasingly common in quarterly earnings calls, with numerous TMT companies being pressed by analysts in recent days. However, many say they don't foresee major difficulties.Read More >>

ISAM Operators Likely to Seek Spectrum, Part 25 Rules Changes From FCC

If the FCC asks the in-space servicing, assembly and manufacturing (ISAM) universe about how to help it along, the agency should expect to hear about spectrum needs and suggested Part 25 rules changes, space operators told us. The space industry expects an ISAM notice of inquiry and a draft order for opening the 17 GHz band to geostationary orbit (GSO) fixed satellite service downlinks (see 2207150063) to be readily adopted at the FCC commissioners' August meeting Friday.Read More >>

Charter, Like Comcast, Sees Sputtering Broadband Growth

Charter Communications, like Comcast (see 2207280035), saw its broadband growth slow to a halt between Q1 and Q2. Charter ended Q2 with 28.26 million residential broadband subscribers -- up 54,000 year over year but roughly flat from the previous quarter. The sputtering growth had some analysts bearish. The two companies' broadband news "had a decidedly 'end of an era' feel," MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett wrote investors.Read More >>

Comcast Broadband Growth Slowed in Q2, but Company Sees It Recovering

Between fewer people moving and increased fixed wireless competition, Comcast saw its residential broadband subscriber numbers flatline between Q1 and Q2. CEO Brian Roberts said it expects that to be temporary and residential broadband growth to resume as the company looks to housing and business growth in its current footprint and accelerated edge-outs into new areas, driven by government digital divide spending. Comcast shares took a body blow Thursday, closing 9.1% lower at $39.41.Read More >>

Add Space to Critical Infrastructure List, House Space Subcommittee Is Told

Outer space should be added to the Department of Homeland Security's list of the nation's 16 critical infrastructure sectors, space cybersecurity experts told House Space Subcommittee members Thursday during a hearing regarding space cybersecurity issues. It's "unquestionable" space qualifies to be on the list alongside communications, dams and financial services, as all 55 critical national functions have some space dependence, said Brandon Bailey, Aerospace Corp. senior project leader-cyber assessments and research. But such a designation without planning could just result in bureaucratic rules that stifle innovation, he said. Theresa Suloway, Mitre space cybersecurity engineer, said there are concerns in the commercial space universe that such a designation would represent a costly regulatory burden.Read More >>